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Poster: HumboldtDead Date: Nov 8, 2006 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

I've heard the Egypt shows are pretty ho hum affairs with the possible exception of the last show. I believe it would be 9/16/78. What is your opinion? Also, does anyone have any insight into the soundcheck from 9/13/78. If I had a faster internet connection I'd just check them out myself, but unless responses are glowing, I'll spend my time mining other veins. Thanks for any input.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

Hey Humboldt - High Flow in Chico here. I have 9/15, but haven't had a chance to really sit down and listen. Send an email to andy@gemut.com if you'd like a copy...

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Poster: darazn1 Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

Good question.

9/13 soundcheck is actually Olin Arageed with the Dead jamming, and it resolves into Hamza El Din's set. It's definitely not a soundcheck, since there's too much focused performance. it's not the Dead's set, they're just there at the beginning.

The final nigh in Egypt has a legendary Olin Arageed>Fire on the Mountain>Iko which is definitely worth checking out. Many great moments throughout the Egypt run, and many train-wreck flubs as well.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

I don't think they are as bad as they are made out to be but are imo average. I think they get a bad rap just because the event was huge and the music just average, not BAD, just average. They're worth seeking out just to see for yourself. IF you really want to know though I put my money on the Oct. 78 Winterland run labelled " from Egypt with Love" lots of great guests the whole run and lots of great moments. Predecessor to what would come at New Years but better imo. ALL shows worth getting.



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Poster: CCCC Date: Apr 15, 2007 5:37am
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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Nov 8, 2006 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

Funny to see this post. I'd always heard the same about the Egypt shows, big letdown or whatever. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I did this thing I like to do where I go into my GD folder and just click on a show at random without looking (I recently dl'd a ton of stuff from Gosh Darn Liberty). The first set was kickin' and I was really digging it. It wasn't until "Olin Agareed" began that I realized what it was.

Beware power of suggestion, and happy listening.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 9, 2006 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

The Dead recorded these shows with the intent to release a live album. But Keith's piano was horribly out of tune, and Keith was very pissed off. That might explain why the sets are humdrum.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

night 3 is very good. Have not heard nights 1 and 2 but i understand they are not good.

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Poster: HumboldtDead Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

Hey everyone,
Thanks for the responses. I'm interested enough to start downloading the last night from GDlive. That's also where I saw the 9/13 soundcheck.

High Flow - I love Chico. I went to Humboldt State in the 80's and would cruise to visit friends for Pioneer Days. Sierra Nevada for all!

Darazn1 - Thanks. Do the Dead just accompany on the first track or two or are they present in all tracks listed? Again, I'd just check it out myself but I'm slow and lazy.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 8, 2006 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

I think I've seen a dvd from one of the nights on either bt (last page of the Dead listings)or shnflac. Apparently the visuals are as appealing as the audio. There were many tech problems I think- lots of equipment being held up in customs, heat/sand, not acousticly normal for recording. There are lots of reviews on the shows here on archive, check em out.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 8, 2006 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

Hey Humboldt--I went to HSU from 83-86. Any overlap? I was pretty active with the GD in those days and knew lots of Humboldt Heads.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 8, 2006 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Egypt shows - Are they worth pursuing?

I also liked Olin Arageed>Fire on the Mountain. I used the bridge as menu sound on a DVD shown in a prison class and heard the inmates really dug it.